January 29, 2012
In a rare coincidence, two young women authors who originate from the Horn of Africa wrote critically acclaimed debut novels in the same...
retrospectives
January 16, 2012
I began reading Hope Deferred with little hope of my own, imagining that reading it would be an exercise in enduring a collage of...
retrospectives
January 4, 2012
An excerpt from the novel, Pawns by the late Zimbabwean author Charles Samupindi Claiming Landscapes, a photo-essay by David Brazier on...
retrospectives
January 4, 2012
Chapter 2 THEN… Back in time some people were so thin that they had to jump around in the rain to get wet. Back in time. GHETTO BOY Why am...
Reviews
December 31, 2011
Warscapes asked readers to share titles of books evocative of war and conflict that have made a lasting impact on them – works which...
Reviews
December 26, 2011
This March's Libyan spring revealed to the Libyan people and the world the falsity of the regime that Qaddafi had worked hard to hide. Some...
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December 15, 2011
In her new book, historian Yasmin Saikia serves up some bitter medicine. And there's no spoonful of sugar at the end to ease the aftertaste...
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December 7, 2011
One of the least remarked upon aspects to the story of modern conflict has been war's transformative influence on the trajectory of...
retrospectives
November 20, 2011
Yasmina Khadra is arguably just as well known for the questions surrounding his identity as for what he has written. The nom de plum e of...